The days of the PlayStation TV are numbered, as Sony stops shipping the device in Japan and has halted production of the device. Also known as the PlayStation Vita TV in Japan, the device has been around for just a little over 2 years, and allowed gamers to play a subset of PS Vita games on a large screen.
The PlayStation TV has received a massive price cut in the UK within only four months of launch. The device, which can play PS Vita and PSOne games, is now available for a RRP of £44.99 (down from £84.99).
The PS4 will be getting a firmware update to v2.00 this Autumn, and along side it, the PS Vita and PlayStation TV will also be getting a firmware update. PS Vita Firmware v3.35 will add four-player Remote Play support for the PS TV, and both devices will get a new “Live from PlayStation” app, which will allow users to watch live gameplay streams from PS4 systems.
With the launch of the PlayStation TV in North America today, you’ll be happy to know that PlayStation Now is also available on both the PS Vita and PS TV today. The open beta is available in North America only, and allows you to stream PS3 games to both the Vita and PlayStation TV, in addition to the PS4 and PS3.
A new patch for Killzone: Mercenary is now available to download, updating the game to v1.11. The update is free to download across all regions, and brings full support for the PlayStation TV. The update means the game can now be played on a large TV using a DualShock 3/4 controller and the PlayStation TV.
With the release of the PlayStation TV looming near, Sony has released the ultimate FAQ to answer all your questions on how it will work, how it differs to the PS Vita and lots more. For example, you’ll be able to use both the DualShock 3 and DualShock 4 controllers with the PlayStation TV.
Following the release of the PlayStation TV FAQs for North America, it has emerged that PlayStation Now will be coming to the PS Vita and PlayStation TV next week. The FAQs reveal that both devices will get access to the PlayStation Now beta on October 14th – the same day as PlayStation TV launches in the US.